February 14, 1923 – March 7, 2018
Henryk Kryszak of New Britain, CT passed away on March 7, 2018. He was the beloved husband of Helena (Gocala) Kryszak, who died in 1984. They were married for 33 years. Born in Warsaw Poland on February 14, 1923, son of the late Walenty and Kazimiera (Szczepanska) Kryszak, he was raised and educated in Poland, receiving his Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Krakow in 1951. He immigrated to the US in 1960 for a better life, after his late wife, a US citizen, experienced some reprisals from the communist regime. He became a naturalized US citizen in 1964. Upon arriving in the US, he joined the Engineering Department at Atlantic Aerospace in Newington CT, where he worked until his retirement in 1992, after 32 years of service. In 1967 he received the equivalent of an American Master of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Columbia University in New York.
In 1985 he remarried to Aleksandra Stawicka. Besides his second wife, he leaves two daughters, Eva Kryszak Barstow and her husband Dan Barstow of Stow MA, Joanne Iwona Kryszak Rubano and her husband Matthew Rubano of Madison CT, and two granddaughters, Julia and Amanda Rubano. He also leaves two step-daughters, Maria Trzcionkowska and her husband Marek, and Malgorzata Kozlowska and her husband Wieslaw in Poland, four step-granddaughters, Agata Kurcz, Katarzyna Lekarczyk, Ewa Ochab and Aleksandra Trzcionkowska and five step-great-grandchildren.
He was a member of Polish Falcons, Nest #88 in New Britain, and the Kosciuszko Foundation in New York. An avid bridge player, he also loved the game of tennis as a player and spectator. He was a longtime parishioner of Holy Cross Church in New Britain.
A time of visitation will be held Saturday, March 10, 2018 from 9:30-10:30am followed by his funeral liturgy at 11AM in Holy Cross Church, 200 Farmington Ave., New Britain. He will then be laid to rest beside his first wife in Sacred Heart Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Holy Cross Church. For directions or online messages, please visit www.newbritainsagarino.com.
- Walenty Kryszak, Father
- Kazimiera (Szczepanska) Kryszak, Mother
- Helena (Gocala) Kryszak, Wife
- Aleksandra Stawicka, Wife
- Eva (Dan) Kryszak Barstow, Daughter
- Joanne Iwona (Matthew) Kryszak Rubano, Daughter
- Julia Rubano, Granddaughter
- Amanda Rubano, Granddaughter
- Maria (Marek) Trzcionkowska, Step-Daughter
- Malgorzata (Wieslaw) Kozlowska, Step-Daughter
- Agata Kurcz, Step-Granddaughter
- Katarzyna Lekarczyk, Step-Granddaughter
- Ewa Ochab, Step-Granddaughter
- Aleksandra Trzcionkowska, Step-Granddaughter
- Henryk is also survived by and five step-great-grandchildren.
- Visitation Saturday, March 10, 2018
- Funeral Liturgy Saturday, March 10, 2018
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March 12, 2018
Eva and Joanne, so very sorry. Your dad was truly a blessed man, he lived a fantastic life. I had the deepest respect for he and your mom. He lived for his family. This man was so organized and planned out everything. I can still remember the visits to Skipper Road and family visits to Ruth Road. My thoughts and prayers to each of you and your families. Sorry I can not make it to the services. May he rest in peace.
March 9, 2018
My thoughts are with the family.